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Two superb articles on the current refugee crisis

Posted by Stephen Witmer on November 20th, 2015

Many people are thinking and talking and writing about the current refugee crisis. What are the security risks? What should be the American policy on this? There are lots and lots of opinions, some good, many bogus, almost all of them very strongly held. There are lots of fears swirling around. I hope that as Christians we are turning not primarily to blogs and news outlets to think through these questions, but to our Bibles. I hope we’re seeking the heart of God. I hope we’re thinking and living counter-culturally.

Please take a few minutes and read the following two superb articles on the refugee crisis. Both articles challenge Christians to think biblically. They challenge us not to be motivated by fear. They challenge us to live like Jesus.

Read Eight Words from Jesus in a World with Refugees’ and Building His Church in a Refugee Crisis.’

God “executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing’ (Deuteronomy 10.18). ‘Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt’ (Deuteronomy 10.19).